Elon Musk Starlink company to drive Nigerian mobile network providers out by cutting costs of data
The second richest man in the world Elon Musk has decided to establish his company Starlink under SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturing establishment that deals in the transportation of space services.
The billionaire attempts to bring satellite-led broadband into Africa, Nigeria, and his SpaceX team have met with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Among officials that attended the meeting are Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, who was represented by Ubale Maska, the executive commissioner of NCC.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) came together with Elon Musk’s company, Starlink, as it schemes to establish in Nigeria.
However, this means the company will be competing with Nigerian local network providers like MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, Globacom and 9mobile
Both gatherings met to debate the agenda and mode of execution of Starlink in the market of Africa’s largest economy. The company is also following up on necessary permissions to start its headquarters in Nigeria.
In a statement released by NCC, it was reported that:
“SpaceX is in the process of launching a low-earth orbiting (LOE) constellation of satellites to provide low latency, high bandwidths Internet to all corners of the globe and has identified Nigeria as a critical market.
“SpaceX has been in discussion with NCC virtually over the past several months to begin the process of pursuing all necessary licenses to bring Starlink, its satellite-based broadband services to Nigeria.”
Although MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile are the biggest internet providers in the country presently but Starlink establishment is expected to wreck the cost of data while it provides topnotch service, which has constantly been the major complaint by telecoms subscribers.